BACK PAIN TREATMENT

Wellington Health & Wellness Center

CHIROPRACTIC CARE - PHYSICAL THERAPY - MASSAGE THERAPY

BACK PAIN

We don’t think much about our backs unless something hurts, so we don’t often think about back pain treatment.  The truth is that our backs are a complex system of muscles, nerves, discs, tendons, and small interlocking bones that support our body, posture, and movement.  Because of the complexity of our backs, it can often suffer from issues that cause pain and discomfort which can go from uncomfortable to excruciating.  When these issues arise, back pain treatment is necessary to restore natural function, posture, and mobility.

  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is the most common type of ailment we see here at Wellington Health & Wellness Center.  The source of lower back pain can be a number of things including irritated nerve roots, strained lower back muscles, damaged bones or ligaments, or even the degeneration of intervertebral discs. Lower back pain can spread to the legs and other body parts as well as causing muscle spasms that may severely limit your mobility.

  • Upper Back Pain

    Upper Back pain, although much less common than lower back pain, is also another condition we often treat.  Upper back pain happens in the thoracic spine (which goes mid-to-upper back) and is regularly caused by muscular irritation, joint dysfunction, or injury to a disc. Our upper backs are designed to provide support and stability, so upper back pain will often affect our posture, standing or sitting.

BACK PAIN CAUSES

Back pain can generally be traced to muscular or ligament strain, herniated or degenerated discs, joint dysfunction, or irritated nerve roots.

  • Lower Back Pain

    • Lifting heavy objects
    • Sudden movement such as twisting
    • Incorrect posture when moving or sitting
    • Congenital issues
    • Degradation of discs, ligaments, tendons, or bones from aging
  • Upper Back Pain

    • Prolonged sitting (such as sitting at a computer)
    • De-conditioning (lack of strength)
    • Overuse injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Car accident injuries
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Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments work wonders for lower and upper back pain, providing sometimes instant relief.  However, the chiropractic adjustment itself is only one phase of the treatment our patients receive for back pain.  Wellington Health & Wellness Center approaches back pain treatment with the objective of correcting the issue and getting rid of it completely. For this reason, we create a program of exercises designed to gradually improve back health through aerobic conditioning, stretching, and strengthening. Besides exercise, we apply physical therapy and massage therapy to work in conjunction with a patient’s chiropractic care in order to treat their back injuries or chronic back pain issues.